No hoof, no horse. Look after your horse's feet with the range of hoof care available at EQ Saddlery.
Hoofcare is an essential part of owning a horse and is vital to maintaining the horse's overall health and well-being. Some tips for proper hoof care are as follows:
- Regular farrier appointments: Regular appointments with a farrier are crucial for maintaining healthy hooves. The frequency of appointments will vary slightly depending on the horse's needs but generally, it is recommended to have a horse's feet trimmed every 6 weeks.
- Clean hooves daily: It is important to clean a horse’s hooves daily to remove dirt, rocks and debris. This can be done with a hoof pick, which is designed to clean hooves.
- Monitor for signs of infection: Hoof infections can be serious and cause significant discomfort for the horse. Look for signs of infection, such as swelling, heat or discharge and seek veterinary care and advice if needed.
- Maintain proper nutrition: Proper nutrition is essential for maintaining healthy hooves. Make sure your horse’s diet includes adequate amounts of proteins, vitamins and minerals, especially biotin, which is important for hoof growth. You can supplement a horse's diet as necessary.
EQ Saddlery stocks all of your hoof care needs including hoof supplements, hoof pics, hoof oils and treatments alongside an entire range of farrier products. Browse the complete range of hoof care online at EQ Saddlery today!